Tirrenia Ferries is an Italian ferry operator. Owned by the Italian Transportation Ministry, the company provides regular ferry connections from the Italian mainland to various popular island destinations, maki a useful option for backpackers.
Tirrenia has been around since the 1930s, but has changed dramatically in recent years. From the 1990s onwards, its ferries were updated and overhauled, cutting journey times and increasing capacities. The current fleet inc a range of larger Jupiter ferries, which can hold hundreds of cars as well as over 1,800 foot passengers. This means that Tirrenia o a handy service for holidaymakers who intend to drive around Italy's tourist attractions.
Tirrenia o a range of routes. Travelers heading to Sardinia can board ferries in Genoa, Civitavecchia, and Naples. Destinations on the island include Olbia, Porto Torres, Cagliari, and Arbatax, so most regions are included. Additionally, Tirrenia pro a connection between Palermo and Naples. Over on Italy's Adriatic coast, Tirrenia o a regular link from Termoli to the Tremiti Islands – one of Europe's finest diving and snorkeling locations.
Ferries tend to be spacious and modern, and features plenty of on-board amenities. Passengers can di a la carte restaurants and cafes, where chefs cook up Sardinian specialties. Paid wifi is available, and there are stores to purchase essentials and souvenirs. Passengers can also choose to travel in public areas or a private cabin. Cabins come with TV, en-suite facilties, and all of the furnishings expected from upscale accommodation.
|Livorno||FERRY||4 to 9 hour|
|Genoa||FERRY||6h 30 min to 17h 30 min|
|Civitavecchia||FERRY||5h 30 min to 15h 30 min|
|Naples||FERRY||14h to 14h 30 min|
|Palermo||FERRY||12h to 13h|
|Cagliari||FERRY||11h to 15h 30 min|
|Piombino||FERRY||3h 30 min to 15h 30 min|
|Olbia||FERRY||5h to 10h 30 min|
Tirrenia offers more than 20 round trip routes in the Mediterrean Sea connecting Italian biggest islands like Sardinia and Sicily to Genoa, Livorno, Piombino and Civitavecchia, and also to minor island like Corsica, Elba Island and Tremiti Islands.